19-year-old on ecstasy died in front of mother


A mother described how her son died in front of her after taking more than three times the lethal dose of ecstasy, at Dublin Coroner’s Court yesterday.

Ann Murphy told the court that 19-year-old Curtis Day, from All Saints Close in Raheny, Dublin, had come into her bedroom on the morning of October 31st last year, and was hallucinating in the minutes before his death.

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell described the level of ecstasy found in the deceased’s system at the time of death as “very high” and said Mr Day would have taken “quite a number of tablets” in the period before he died.

He returned a verdict of death by misadventure.